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Emily
landscapeCountry:
kenya
workOccupation:
Small business
faceAge:
37
workCampaign
Standard Kenya
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3rd Payment
Transfer Amount
48200 KES ($480 USD)
access_time 11 months ago
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What did you spend your third transfer on?
I used the third transfer to plant sugarcane in my farm. I have a 6 acre farm that has been lying fallow for many years because I couldn't afford the cost of planting it so when I received the money I decided to use it on farming. I'm happy the farm is doing well and I'm hoping for good harvest.
 
2nd Payment
Transfer Amount
50000 KES ($487 USD)
access_time 2 years ago
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What did you spend your second transfer on?
I spent the second transfer on building a kitchen house to avoid cooking in an open area, I also cleared the school fee arrears to my daughter in secondary school. Besides that, I bought new chairs to allow my family and visitors have comfort in my living room.
Describe the biggest difference in your daily life.
The biggest different in my daily life is that I'm less worried about school fee problem to my daughter in secondary school.
 
Initial Payment
Transfer Amount
10000 KES ($98 USD)
access_time over 2 years ago
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What did you spend your first transfer on?
I spent my first transfer on buying chairs and paying school fees for my children
What are you planning to spend your upcoming transfer on?
I am planning to spend my upcoming transfer on farming and building a new house
 
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access_time over 2 years ago
 
What is the biggest hardship you've faced in your life?
The biggest hardship we have faced is, paying school fees for our child in secondary school.
What is the happiest part of your day?
The happiest part of my day is in the afternoons, when I am selling commodities to the customers, and earning income.
What are you planning to spend your transfer on?
Our first plan is to use part of the transfer to grow sugar cane. Secondly, we intend to use another part of the transfer to start a tree nursery, for income generation. Lastly, we plan to use the remaining amount to buy a dairy cow, that would provide us with milk for family use, and sell surplus for family income.
What is the achievement you are proudest of?
The achievement we are very proud of is, having built rental houses at Awasi market.